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Global Warming Exhibition

Introduction
Section 1 - Arctic and Antarctic Ice-Melt
Section 2 - Disappearing Alpine Glaciers

 

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INTRODUCTION

This series of Sculptural Watercolour paintings focuses on the serious decline and destruction of the Polar Regions and our Alpine glaciers. It is the first time I have researched nature at work in the coldest regions of our planet, and as I have not had the advantage of visiting there, I have relied on papers and photography associated with various sponsored research projects in the Arctic, Antarctic and Greenland. Nevertheless, I continue to study and personally observe the effects of Global Warming in my own Alpine region.

 

SECTION 1 - Arctic and Antarctic Ice-melt

Arctic Iceberg showing the relatively large underwater part

Iceberg Melting Mostly Underwater

The ice that we see above the surface of the sea is only a small part of the whole. Here we see the underwater part too.

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Ice Shard

This shard-shaped iceberg has broken away from above the surface of a larger berg.

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Ice breaking away and contributing to the rise in global sea levels

A Breaking Ice Plateau with Floating Icebergs

The once solid plateaus of ice in the arctic regions are breaking up.

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Ice Melt in Process

This painting defines in detail the acceleration of melt in the increasingly warmer temperatures.

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Greenland's Ice Melt in Process

Greenland's sheets of ice are melting at an ever-increasing rate.

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Polluted Iceberg

As the Greenland ice sheet melts, layers of pollution become amalgamated, blackening the surface.

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SECTION 2 - Disappearing Alpine Glaciers

Ice-Melt: Deep Inside a Glacier

Ice-Melt: Deep Inside a Glacier

Glaciers do not just melt on the surface; they melt deep inside.

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Glacier des Bossons

Glacier des Bossons, Mont Blanc Massif

Like all Mont Blanc glaciers, the Glacier des Bossons continues to recede alarmingly quickly.

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Sources of the Arveyron

 

Sources of the Arveyron - once the Glacier des Bois

In the 19th Century, the Glacier des Bois was a tourist attraction. Today, it's gone; leaving this deep rocky gorge.

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Mont Blanc from the Aiguille du Midi

This is Mont Blanc from the Aiguille du Midi 3800m. In only 100 years, the temperatures have risen by twice the global average.

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The Glacier d'Argentière - fast disappearing

In this painting, the artist recalls how this used to look. But from Argentière village, we will soon see nothing of this glacier.

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A NOTE ABOUT PIGMENTS

The pigments used in Section 1: Arctic and Antarctic Ice-Melt series of paintings were a combination of Cobalt Blue Turquoise, Phthalo Blue that may also called Royal Blue, and Phthalo Green.

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June 9th, 2020


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